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Even in bad weather, Americans prevail

On the first day of spring a heavy snow falls on roads around Annapolis.

The United States is a great country, warts and all. I say this because Americans, including their leaders, are always trying to make things better, to solve existing problems, to advance knowledge and to advance civilization.

My example to which I would like to call your attention is the recent devastating wind and rainstorm causing much destruction and severe power outages which caused some disruption to our daily lives. We knew that no matter what or how long the wait, tremendous effort was being made to get power back to the people in order that they could resume their normal lives (“As Maryland recovers from nor’easter, Kingsville family mourns storm’s casualty,” March 5).

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As I waited patiently from the Friday of the storm to the following Thursday when my power was restored, my confidence was restored. Enter the work crew led by a competent leader from Baltimore Gas & Electric with not only employees of BGE but augmented by several crew members along with equipment from Texas who had driven non-stop from their last job site directly to Maryland to help get the power back on. Every home in the U.S. can count of this kind of help because this is who we are.

The Sun’s standing invitation to readers is to “talk back” which gives the opportunity to say something positive, to criticize, make suggestions and to speak freely. I choose America because it is not trying to be great “again,” it already is. Where have these critics been and when are they going to get on board with the program? We are not fooled by the rhetoric and we know just what to do.

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Freeda E. Thompson

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